Capitec Personal Loan Calculator

Calculation Summary
Category Loan Term
Monthly Payment
Loan Amount
Total Interest
Total Cost of Loan

How to Calculate Your Capitec Loan Payments

Calculating a Capitec loan in South Africa involves several factors such as the loan amount, interest rate, repayment period, and any additional fees.

Here is a comprehensive guide on how to calculate it with examples:

Step 1: Determine the Loan Amount

Decide on the amount of money you need to borrow from Capitec. This can be anything up to R250,000 based on your credit profile and affordability.

Step 2: Check the Interest Rate

Visit Capitec Bank’s website or contact their customer service to find out the current interest rate for personal loans.

As interest rates may vary depending on various factors including credit history and repayment ability, this step is crucial in obtaining accurate calculations.

For illustration purposes, let’s assume that the interest rate offered by Capitec is 15%.

Step 3: Consider Repayment Period

Determine how long you would like to take to repay your loan based on options provided by Capitec Bank.

Capitec offers repayment terms ranging from 1 month up to 84 months (7 years).

For this example, we will choose a repayment period of three years (36 months).

Step 4: Check your credit score and interest rate

Capitec will determine your personalized interest rate based on factors such as your credit score and risk profile.

You can check with Capitec directly or use their online loan calculator to estimate an average interest rate.

Step 5: Account for Initiation Fees

Capitec charges an initiation fee when granting personal loans. These fees are usually upfront costs incurred during the application and assessment processes.

Let’s assume an initiation fee of R1,200 for our example.

Now that we have gathered all the necessary information, we can proceed with calculating the monthly instalment using the formula below:

EMI = [P x I x (1+I)^N]/[(1+I)^N-1]


EMI – Equated Monthly Installment (monthly payment)
P – Principal Loan Amount
I – Monthly Interest Rate
N – Number of Monthly Installments

Step 6: Calculate the Monthly Interest Rate

To convert annual interest rates into monthly rates for calculations, divide the annual percentage rate (APR) by twelve.

In our example, the monthly interest rate would be 15% / 12 = 1.25%.

Step 7: Determine the Number of Monthly Installments

Multiply the number of years chosen for repayment by twelve to obtain the total number of monthly instalments.

For our example, N = 3 x 12 = 36

Step 8: Plug Values into Formula

Using the values obtained from steps 1-6, we can now calculate the equated monthly instalment (EMI).

EMI = [50,000 x (0.0125) x (1+0.0125)^36]/[(1+0.0125)^36-1]

Calculating this equation gives us a result of approximately R1,630.29 as the monthly instalment required to pay off an R50,000 loan over three years with a 15% interest rate.

Remember that this calculation does not include any additional fees or changes in interest rates over time; it is an estimate based on fixed values.

It’s important to consult Capitec Bank directly for precise calculations tailored to your specific circumstances and preferences.

Note: The formula mentioned above assumes equal monthly instalments throughout the loan tenure; however, certain loans may have alternative structures such as balloon payments or decreasing instalments.